GHD @ Ascot Spring Garden Show 2018

Show season has officially started for us here at GHD!
We kicked off our 2018 season with Ascot Spring Garden Show, a brand-new show for everyone involved.

We like to use our first show of the year as our product collection builder; putting together our favourite products into tailor made collections to enable everyone to #liveoutdoors.
Phew! We got it spot on with this one!
We launched plenty of brand-new products at Ascot including; DesignBoard composite decking, WWOO outdoor kitchens – including the Big Green Egg, Jalu cushions & trays, composite outdoor furniture, Namgrass artificial grass, and a fab new range of pots & planters.
We also showed off plenty of other favourites of ours including; Renson louvered canopies, Delivita pizza ovens, Uuni pizza ovens, Veito heaters & Gas firepits.

Fancy getting this look? Check out our website for all our products under the 'shop' section.

GHD Team
#liveoutdoors

 

Exciting New Blog Article – Ascot Flower Show 2018!

We are so excited to see this blog article on the Ascot Flower Show website! We are delighted to be sponsoring a RENSON Camargue canopy to sit in Catherine MacDonald’s Show Garden

See us there!

 

(*Repost*)

 

 

20th March 2018

Ascot Spring Garden Show: The Landform Spring Garden


Landform Consultants’ lead designer, Catherine MacDonald, has created a design suitable for a town or country garden. The linear style is modern and uncomplicated, making it the perfect space for entertaining, contemplating and relaxing.

Inspired by the aerial views of some of the most iconic landscape schemes this design has a stylish geometric layout with a twist: being designed on a 25° angle to the house. A snapshot of a larger garden, the design created will showcase a covered entertaining area and lawn enclosed by a mix of soft and structural planting. Points of interest within the space will include linear elements of natural stone paving, brick detailing, an elegant sculptural piece and contemporary furniture. 

The planting will be suitable for the season with an emphasis on flowering trees, evergreen shrubs and perennials, having a colour palette in shades of blue, white and pale yellow. The garden will also include some Spring bulbs that are being grown to flower for the show.

The main feature of the garden, the entertaining area, will feature a Renson louvred canopy, supplied and installed by Garden House Design. The stylish canopy will be used to create a space in which ‘clients’ could relax and enjoy views of the garden whilst also feeling a sense of privacy. 

This ‘outdoor room’ will be dressed with a dining set from Gaze Burvill’s latest collection – Levity. Simple and modern, the dining set is beautifully designed to suit smaller spaces and so will be perfect for entertaining guests under the canopy.

A focal point within the garden will be the sculptural piece, Torus, designed by David Harber. The chosen piece, positioned so it can be appreciated whilst sitting in the dining area, has a mirror polished stainless-steel finish, with subtle convex curves, that will provide reflections of the planting and features surrounding it.

It will also see Landform partnering with London Stone, Majestic Trees, Vande Moortel and Kinley Systems for some of the elements within the garden.

Catherine has said:

“We’re excited that Landform Consultants are to be a part of the inaugural Ascot Spring Garden Show. It’s on our doorstep and the time of year means that we can showcase ideas and planting schemes different to those we would normally use in some of our other show gardens that take place later in the season.” 

Lets go OUT…doors for Valentines!

With valentines fast approaching, many of you may be stuck on what to do with your evening.
Go out?… Too expensive?
Go out out?… It’s a school night!
Go OUTdoors?… Why not?!

Here at Garden House Design we love getting outdoors, and we’d love to share with you some inspiration to take your valentines OUTdoors this year!

Lighting
Unfortunately we’ve not hit those long summer nights yet, so lighting is going to be your best friend on valentines! No matter what your budget, there’ll be some fab outdoor lighting options for you to pick from, whether that be cute fairy lights, or intimate LED coloured lighting. Whichever you choose, pop them outside and try to make a concentrated brightness in the middle which gradually fades out towards the edges. This lighting effect ties in great with our next idea…

Dining
We don’t expect you to sit down to a full 3 course meal outside in the middle of February, but we’ve got some divine dining ideas for you! Now you’ve got your lighting sorted you need to decide on how you want to dine. On a blanket of throws and cushions, or at an improvised dining table? This choice is entirely down to you, and the only thing that could possibly dictate is choice of food – let’s face it… Eating a self-prepared Michelin star meal isn’t going to be easy on blankets!
Now, if you’re lucky enough to have one of our Uuni or Delivita outdoor ovens, here’s where the magic happens! (Don’t worry if you don’t have one of these, we promise not to leave you out!) You can literally cook whatever takes your fancy, flatbreads, salmon, pizza, vegetables, steaks or really anything that enjoys short cooking times! We would probably choose pizza, but that’s because we can’t go a week without it coming up in conversation in the office. Simply cook up your meal and enjoy!

Entertainment
This requires a tiny bit a preparation, but only to the extent of nipping down to the beach and grabbing 9 stones and drawing noughts & crosses on them. We all played Tic Tac Toe as a kid, and for a light bit of entertainment whilst you’re outside you can’t go wrong!


So that sums up our bit of valentines inspiration for you!

For even more ideas to get you in the mood click here to view our LOVE Outdoors Pinterest board.

Have a good one,
GHD x
#liveoutdoors